Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

Published - Jan 22, 2015

The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.

Dynegy doesn't expect to close the pair of mega-deals it announced in August until some time after the first quarter of this year, the Houston-based power generator said Monday.

Originally published on ilsr.org. The neighbors of the proposed Badger-Coulee high-voltage line in Wisconsin are like those in many other parts of the country, upset that their utility will construct 200-foot steel towers across their region and through their property (they have some other cogent arguments, too).* They should be more than upset. In fact, Ejecting The Power Line Foxes From The Electric Customer Henhouse was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...

What can energy consumers expect this year as the Texas Legislature convenes for its 84th regular session? Will lawmakers pass laws to lower bills or will they take actions that have the opposite effect? The session begins next week. Here are a four issues that lawmakers may consider that could impact what Texans pay for their […]

He helps keep the lights on for Texas

Published - Jan 11, 2015

H.B. "Trip" Doggett, who heads the agency that manages most of the Texas power grid, sees growth in demand response measures that offer incentives for power conservation during peak demand periods.

Electricity generation across the whole US doesn’t change a ton from month to month, but the seasons and slow changes in power capacity do bring some shifts. For example, electricity generation from renewable energy sources rose from 10.5% in September to 12.7% in October, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). For January through October, Renewables Over 13% of US Electricity Production Jan–Oct 2014 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...

From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.

One of the most important rooms in the state is one few Texans will ever see.

That likely means building power plants for about $1 billion a piece, which the 1 million customers of Entergy Corp.'s Louisiana companies will be expected to pay.

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

Published - Dec 22, 2014

This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices […]

While the U.S. has the world’s biggest coal reserves, utilities are forecast by the government to end the year with the lowest stockpiles since 2005.

Semiconductors have transformed many modern industries (computers! LEDs!) and if startup Phononic has its way it will change heating and cooling, too. On Wednesday, Phononic announced that it's secured a series D…